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MrsMattie Sat 23-Aug-08 12:43:59

Do they exist? Nice ones, I mean? Every shop seems to have only one style - usually a horrible belted black 'military style' coat that looks cheap and horrid. Help!

scorpio1 Sat 23-Aug-08 12:44:34

blooming marvellous

maidamess Sat 23-Aug-08 12:45:07

I wouldn't bother with a maternity coat. just wear your normal one open, and layer up underneath. Most of them will make you look like a barge.

MrsMattie Sat 23-Aug-08 12:47:07

Thanks scorpio, but have already tried them all.
Next doesn't have asingle maternity coat online or in the big shop near me - went in there this morning sad Top Shop's ones are really ill fitting with short sleeves. Blooming Marvellous only have one belted trench coat in beige - not practical! sad

scorpio1 Sat 23-Aug-08 12:47:52

i liked the BM one. ebay??

scorpio1 Sat 23-Aug-08 12:48:08

isabella oliver?

MrsMattie Sat 23-Aug-08 12:48:50

But I need something rain proof! <stamps feet, cries> i need something that zips up and has a hood. Tried on XXL non-matenrity one in Zara this morning and it was too tight. Nothing under a size 16 will do up in other shops I've tried, but the 18 and above just drown me totally hmm.

Don't want to look like a barge! shock

MrsMattie Sat 23-Aug-08 12:49:35

Isabella Oliver out of my price range, really. may have a look for secondhand on Eby though... smile

nobodysfool Sat 23-Aug-08 13:00:58

Any of these any good for you? &MEC=VS08%3aMumsLove%3aHP%3a01%3a01

MrsMattie Sat 23-Aug-08 13:09:23

There are some nice cardis, there, nobodysfool - but can't see any coats...?

artichokes Sat 23-Aug-08 13:14:03

this the military style you hate?

is fleece so not waterproof but could be worn with a large cagool

I am too hot in thsi pregnnacy so avoiding buying a coat. I bought a large waterproof sailing jacket and will get one nice maternity sweater to go underneath.

MrsMattie Sat 23-Aug-08 14:47:04

Hmmm. That first one is actually not too bad@artichokes.

Anna8888 Sat 23-Aug-08 14:49:37

Buy a normal coat in a trapeze style - much more glamorous smile

LittleMyDancingForJoy Sat 23-Aug-08 14:52:21

I had this problem, there's very little out there. I bought a size 16 big thing from Principles in the end.

Seems there's not much demand for maternity coats.

malfoy Sat 23-Aug-08 14:57:07

I bought a US Gap maternity one on Ebay.

Vian Sat 23-Aug-08 17:11:06

Mothercare have 2 right now. They are both black, don't know who good they would be in the rain. I would look on ebay to be honest. Good luck.

nobodysfool Sat 23-Aug-08 19:23:51

sorry, meant to show you this one. 001003003&DocumentId=V600&CompanyId=V&source=4

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